PSP FAQs

Skydive Perris is a family-owned business that has been in operation for over 45 years. We average over 100,000 skydives each year and are recognized worldwide as a premier sky diving facility for students. Our facilities are rivaled by no other drop zone in the world. At our sky diving resort, we have the largest fleet of aircraft in the nation, a swimming pool, restaurant and full bar, pro shop and gear store, grassy picnic areas, and the largest landing area in Southern California. We are one of the three dropzones in that world that have a wind tunnel (indoor skydiving simulator) on site! At Skydive Perris you’ll jump from 12,500ft above the ground with almost a full minute of freefall! We are the premier skydiving center for skydiving Orange County, CA, and Los Angeles. Call 1-800-SKYDIVE to make your reservation with us!

As with any adventure sport, sky diving has an element of risk. We minimize this risk by using state-of-the-art training and equipment. At our sky diving school we have an impeccable safety record. Each student parachute is equipped with an automatic activation device which will automatically deploy your parachute for you in the unlikely event that you or your instructor does not. All of our sky diving instructors have undergone rigorous training and certification and all student parachutes are packed under Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Rigger supervision. Our staff of full time aircraft mechanics constantly monitor and meticulously maintain our fleet of aircraft. Skydive Perris also strictly adheres to a drug testing program for all of our instructors, pilots, mechanics, videographers and packers. Your safety is our primary concern.

Taking our Ultimate PSP First Jump course is the first step towards jumping solo and acquiring your skydiving license. After the first jump course you’ll jump wearing your own parachute system with two instructors at your side. After successful completion of all 16 levels of the Perris Student Program, you’ll be able to jump solo!

Expect to be here all day. Weather permitting, you will complete your ground school and PSP level 1 the same day.

To obtain your ‘A’ license, we generally advise our students to plan on spending at least two weeks with us. This is a safe average to account for weather or other unexpected delays. Please understand that students progress through the program at different rates, and we cannot guarantee you will complete the student program in this time frame. Weather, instructor availability, personal stamina, and personal progression are a few of the factors that influence the total time it will take to obtain your ‘A’ license.

At Skydive Perris we jump from 12,500ft above the ground. That’s about one minute of freefall!!

Freefall is typically about 120 miles per hour. A person’s weight or body position can alter the speed. Once you’re under an open parachute your rate of descent decreases to about 10 miles per hour.

Absolutely! Relax and breathe normally, it’s just air up there!

In the unlikely event that the main parachute fails to open properly there is always a second, or reserve parachute packed in the system which will be used if necessary. On a PSP jump you will be trained on and be responsible for performing this procedure if necessary. All main parachutes are packed under Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) rigger supervision. All reserve parachutes are packed only by FAA certified riggers who have received certification from the FAA to inspect, pack, and repair parachutes. Every reserve parachute is re-packed every 180 days whether they are used or not. Skydive Perris has full time FAA certified riggers on staff.

We use only modern “square” parachutes at Skydive Perris and this type of parachute allows excellent maneuverability and landings. Landings can be fast, and hard, but you will learn how to safely land your parachute during your ground training. At the beginning of your PSP progression, an instructor will be helping you land via a radio transmitter.


Skydive Perris is outstanding at accommodating groups! We have very large and spacious aircraft and ample instructional staff and can usually accommodate your wishes to jump as a group. There are sometimes factors that will affect how many people can go in the plane at once so please call us at 1-800-SKYDIVE if you wish to jump as a group and we will do our best to accommodate your wishes!

We recommend wearing comfortable clothing appropriate for the season and tennis, running, or skate shoes. No heels or sandals please. We will provide a jumpsuit for you to wear over your clothing for your jump.

You must be at least 18 years of age to make any skydive. Photo ID is required.

For PSP skydiving the weight limit is 240lbs. There are no exceptions and you will be weighed when you arrive. PSP students’ height must be proportional to their weight.

If you have ear or sinus problems, experience seizures, fainting spells, or have a weak heart you should not be jumping. If you have any doubt please check with your doctor. A doctor's note may be required if you have any kind of medical condition. If you have EVER had a shoulder dislocation we will require written permission from your doctor before you can do a PSP skydive.

Yes, just let your instructor know that you wear them.

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